Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Predicted to have CCR5 chemokine receptor binding activity. Involved in cell projection morphogenesis; negative regulation of neuron apoptotic process; and nervous system development. Localizes to cytoplasm and intermediate filament. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; eye; foregut-midgut junction; and metanephros. Orthologous to human NES (nestin).